How to Make Efficient Use of Water in your Home

Make efficient use of water in your home to save money and reduce the environmental impact of water production. Here are a few options for you.

Install a water efficient dual flush toilet next time you make changes in the bathroom. A split flush button gives the choice of how much water to use.

Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth to save many litres of water every minute.

Avoid flushing away makeup tissues and other products. Throwing them into a bin saves wasting water with the flush.
Take a shower not a bath. Showers can use as little as a third of the amount of bathwater.

Avoid power-showers and long showers as they both may use more water than a bath. Use an alarm set on your phone to limit the time you spend in the shower.

Add a tap aerator to help reduce the flow in all your taps. Install a low flow aerated showerhead to mix air in with water and give the same feel and water pressure as a regular shower.

Run your bath a couple of centimetres shorter than usual to save litres of water.

Reuse bath water on your garden flowers and houseplants.

Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

Use the Eco or Economy settings on the dishwasher and washing machine to use less water and energy.

Use a bowl or plug in your kitchen when washing your vegetables rather than leave the tap running.

Add a few extra items to your washing machine wash load to make the most of your powder.

Read appliance manuals to find out which cycles are most water efficient as the shorter cycles could be using more water.

If you regularly run your tap until the water runs cold, put some extra into a fridge so you can have chilled water all the time. Waiting for the tap to run cold can waste lots of water every day.

Fill the kettle only with when needed to save water and energy.

Reduce the amount of water boiling away while you’re cooking by popping a lid on your pans.

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